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Vet celebrates 100th birthday

Submitted Photo On Veterans Day William Reardon celebrated his 100th Birthday at a luncheon at the First Ward Falcon Club hosted by current and retired members of the Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616 along with Mr. Reardon’s Son Bill and longtime friend Dan Dubiel a retired ...

Sherman to continue with two judges

SHERMAN — The decision has been made. The Sherman area will continue to have two judges, despite a resolution by the town board to reduce the number of town justices from two to one. Sherman area residents took part in a special vote from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Approximately 170 people ...

Buffalo State president succeeds Horvath on council

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Monday announced that Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, president of Buffalo State College, has been appointed co-chair of the council. Conway-Turner succeeds Dr. Virginia Horvath, who served as Co-Chair since 2017 and who recently ...

Gowanda High names top students for first quarter

GOWANDA — Gowanda High School has released its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations to all the Panthers in grades nine through 12 who achieved a spot on the rolls. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 grade point average) Freshmen: ...

Mills donates to libraries

Erie County Legislator John Mills has donated $700 to the Orchard Park, Angola, Boston, town of Collins, North Collins, Eden, and Concord Public Libraries. Legislator Mills also donated 21 pounds of hotdogs to the town of Collins, North Collins, Eden, Angola and Boston libraries to support ...

Access Chautauqua programming for Nov. 23-29

Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Chris Ramirez from the Salvation Army. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday only, then repeats at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fresh Perspectives, hosted by Gail Erb, will have Jena Krauth and Paula Briggs from Little Angels Animal ...

City man picked up on drug warrant

A Dunkirk man has been charged in the sale and possession of illegal drugs after being picked up Monday morning by police on Lake Shore Drive. Over the course of several months, the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force has conducted an investigation into ...

Pine Valley senior class meets district attorney

SOUTH DAYTON – Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson visited Pine Valley to speak with the district’s senior class last month. Swanson discussed the importance of the legal system and potential career opportunities with students preparing to graduate in June. Students were ...

Two area residents charged in Erie County DWIs

Two area residents are facing driving while intoxicated charges after a pair of incidents in Erie County. On Saturday around 3:13 a.m., Erie County sheriff's deputies performed a traffic stop after observing a vehicle being operated erratically along Versailles Plank Road in Collins. The ...

High-speed chase accelerates charges on North East man

MINA — A high-speed chase that began on Mann Road and ended in Pennsylvania led to charges against a North East man. Deputies observed the Brett M. Bisbee, 27, of Station Road, operating his vehicle at a high rate of speed around 2 Tuesday morning. Upon attempting to stop the defendant he ...

Students attend job fair

Submitted Photo SUNY Fredonia Communication Department students, led by Professors Mike Igoe and Elmer Ploetz, recently attended the Buffalo Broadcasters Asocation’s Job Fair. It was an opportunity for them to connect with broadcast employers from all over New York state and Erie, ...

Gillibrand, Schumer urge quick federal action on storm damage

OBSERVER Staff Report U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Saturday urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expediently complete Preliminary Damage Assessments for both Public Assistance and Individual Assistance in 18 counties, including ...

Chautauqua Lake protection agency to seek public input on forming district

By DENNIS PHILLIPS editorial@observertoday.com MAYVILLE — The public will have input when it comes to the possible formation of a Chautauqua Lake district. Recently, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency met to discuss its next steps in how to obtain public input in ...

City man charged in sale, distribution of drugs

A Dunkirk man has been charged in the sale and possession of illegal drugs after being picked up this morning by police on Lake Shore Drive. Over the course of several months, the Dunkirk Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force has conducted an investigation into the ...

Buffalo State president succeeds Horvath on council

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council today announced that Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, president of Buffalo State College, has been appointed co-chair of the council. Conway-Turner succeeds Dr. Virginia Horvath, who served as co-chair since 2017 and recently retired as ...

J. Carter Knapp Post celebrates 100th anniversary

FORESTVILLE — J. Carter Knapp Post 953 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the American Legion Organization Oct. 4. Guests of honor were descendants of former Forestville residents Roy and Evelyn Bie. Their son, William, had so many wonderful childhood memories of legion activities that he ...

Holiday Victorian Tea at McClurg is Nov. 23

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society will be hosting a Holiday High Tea at the historic McClurg Mansion in Moore Park, Westfield on Saturday, Nov. 23 as part of the Annual Christmas in the Village series of events. Patrons may feel as though they have stepped back in time as ...

The Park receives national recognition

JAMESTOWN — The Park, a Heritage rehabilitation and skilled nursing community in Jamestown, NY has been recognized as one of the highest performing nursing homes in the United States for the value based purchasing program under Medicare. The Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing ...

Help bring commercial air service back to Chautauqua County

By TODD J. TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier As Chautauqua County continues to seek restoration of its Essential Air Service, the Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers ...